Preparations beckon now though, wrapping and cleaning mostly! Hope yours are going well if you are too x
Apologies if you follow me on Instagram and have seen these pictures all before! My camera is gathering dust at the moment with a fault so my trusty phone is tracking my seasonal wanderings and will have to do for now.
Advent is marching on isn't it. Life is getting busier but it feels exciting and full of anticipation. The steam railway at the end of our road is doing a roaring trade with its Santa Express and looks magnificent.
This year I have a ten day break from the office, precious days to spend with special friends and lovely family. I feel very fortunate to be in that position and it means an awful a lot to me x
So as you can imagine there are rather a few things on the wish list and a few achieved already:
:: visiting the man himself at our local National Trust estate at Ilam Park near Dovedale. It was a foul winter's day with snow in the air and mobbed by field fares and red wings. I adored it! Father Christmas was very jovial despite being so busy and even our 11 year old was transfixed. Joyous!
:: we discovered a new local pub in a neighbouring village that was total perfection. Roaring fire, friendly welcome and a delicious roast dinner. I can't imagine anything much better :)
Now I'm looking forward to;
:: feeding carrots to my lovely friend Helen's new pony
:: a walk with my middle sister on the winter solstice to gather our greenery for wreath making and, a flying visit from my younger sister to swap presents.
:: the village carol service
:: a visit to the pantomime
:: a festive feast with our Buxton friends and a New Year's Day walk with all the kids, if the weather obliges.
P.s hello to my new follower from just down the road *waves to Milton*. (where I went to school :)